Get ready for some swiping action!
#DoratheExplorer has found her villain.
#BeniciodelToro has closed a deal to voice Swiper, the thieving fox, in Paramount Players’ live-action feature based on the character from the popular Nickelodeon TV series.
The signing is a late-in-the-game development, as the movie wrapped production in Australia two weeks ago, but not an atypical one, as voice casts for CG characters also tend to be locked in when post-production begins.
Isabela Moner, seen in Paramount’s dramedy Instant Family, is starring as the titular Dora, a girl accustomed to the jungle life with her parents and now forced to explore the uncharted terrain of high school.
The cast includes Michael Pena and Eva Longoria as her parents, as well as Eugenio Derbez, Adriana Barraza and Temuera Morrison, among others.
The film’s story sees a high school-bound Dora finding herself leading Boots (a monkey and her best friend), Diego and a rag-tag group of teens on a Goonies-esque adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.
In the popular Dora TV series, Swiper appeared in nearly every episode to steal Dora's hard-won artifacts. The pint-sized adventurer then uttered one of the show's signature catchphrases, uttered three times, "Swiper, no swiping."
James Bobin is directing the movie that has an Aug. 2, 2019 release.
Del Toro has been on a quite a roll this year, reprising his role as a principled assassin in Sicario: Day of the Soldado as well as The Collector for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. He is also starring with Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano in Showtime’s acclaimed limited crime series, Escape at Dannemora.
He is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson.
—from Hollywood Reporter—